Deep Into Islam At Night

Watch the Real Whirling Dervishes
  • Night tour for the die-hards to understand Islam.
  • Introduction to Sufi culture and music.
  • Visit Suleymaniye mosque after the evening prayer
  • Great dinner at a traditional restaurant
  • Private tours of 2-8 people only.
  • Local and expert tour guides.

Guiding fee of a professional guide

Small group private tour

Hotel pickup

Transport between venues

Admission to the Islamic order

Whirling Dervish ceremony

  • Dinner
Meeting Point

We meet you personally at your hotel. Please do let us know your hotel details so we can organize your pickup.



This tour runs on Mondays only ( except on Ramadan)

Exact hours to be confirmed according to sunset but expect around 7pm – 11pm


Private groups: we charge a base price of 350Euros for two people. Please add 50Euros for every additional person.

No children under 12 years old please.


Night tour to understand Islam

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Night tour for the Die-Hards! Not for the regular tourist!

The night tour to understand Islam is for people with a certain mindset and have flexibility should the conditions at the order change for our visit.

This is not a show designed for tourists, we visit an actual and ancient Islamic order where they perform their spirituality. We are only welcome as visitors who have a deep interest and hopefully understanding of spirituality in Islam.

The night tour to understand Islam tour visits the order of Jerrahi in their territory. Jerrahis are a traditional Muslim Sufi order. Their ritual is completely different and it’s called a zikr.

It includes live music so it’s also a door to understand Islamic culture. The head convention in Karagumruk is very traditional and the zikr runs every Monday.

Our night tour to understand Islam runs in this order:

-Meet your private guide at your hotel and transfer to Suleymaniye.

-Visit Suleymaniye Mosque before evening prayer. It’s a truly mystic atmosphere.

-Dinner at a very traditional Turkish Restaurant, vegetarians are well catered.

-Talk about Islam, orders, and spirituality until the night prayer

-Private transfer to Karagumruk where the order is located.

-Watch the Jerrahi zikr for about 1,5 hours in their own territory.

-Photography or video will not be allowed.

-Men and women sit in seperate areas and there’s a strict dress code.

-This tour does not run in Ramadan.

There are lots of restrictions involved with the Night Tour To Understand Islam as this is not a touristic occasion. It’s very real, and we promise it is the most interesting event you’ll ever see in a Muslim country.

This tour runs only on Mondays and starts at 350Euros for a private group.

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